Sector Experts

Jeff Killeen

CIBC World Markets

Image: Jeff Killeen

Jeff Killeen has been with the CIBC Mining Research team since early 2011. He covers and provides technical assessment of junior and intermediate exploration and mining companies worldwide. Prior to joining CIBC, Killeen worked as an exploration and mine geologist in several major mining camps, including the Sudbury basin and the Kirkland Lake region. Killeen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University.




Recent Interviews

Jeff Killeen: Cash and Catalysts Rule the Day (9/10/14) Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets, has spent much of 2014 on the road vetting junior mining projects. He says that the cash-and-catalyst mindset should remain prevalent for investors looking at explorer and developer equities, while improving operations has been the biggest motivator for producer share prices in 2014. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen offers his insight and hands-on perspective on several developers and producers with near-term catalysts.

Jeff Killeen: A Picky Player's Guide to a Cautiously Optimistic Mining Market (3/26/14) The price of gold may be enjoying a double-digit increase so far this year and some equities may even have doubled their value, but Jeff Killeen of CIBC World Markets says it's not time to jump into metals with both feet. Be selective, he counsels. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen shares the higher-quality names that have prospects for development.

Jeff Killeen: C is for Cash and Catalysts in a Chaotic Market (6/28/13) Resource equities remain under siege and Jeff Killeen, an analyst with CIBC World Markets in Toronto, preaches the importance of the two Cs, cash and catalysts, to investors in this shaky market. In this interview with The Gold Report, Killeen discusses what fundamentals he looks for and names some companies that have strong balance sheets and potentially market-moving news on the horizon.

Recent Quotes

"The strategic investment is a positive step forward for PVG and its Brucejack project." (12/9/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We are initiating coverage on TGM with a Sector Outperform rating." (10/31/14) True Gold Mining Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's Columbaz target at TV Tower has potential for significant volume." (10/22/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"CNL's drill results suggest Buritica's total size will grow and grades could improve." (10/15/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We expect shares of P to trade at a premium to its peer group." (9/16/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's prospective assets have shown the potential to be developed into operating assets." (9/12/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AKG's seasoned team is expected to maintain its schedule and reach production in Q2/16." (9/11/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG's drill results represent another positive step forward at Kinsley." (9/11/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

more comments

"A PEA for San Agustin before the end of 2014 could be a meaningful catalyst for AR." (9/10/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"The gold exploration stocks that are still on the radar for institutional investors are companies like AKG." (9/10/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"CNL is a developer under coverage that is getting attention from institutional buyers." (9/10/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PG's strong balance sheet and the ability to unlock value in its assets are a big part of its share price performance." (9/10/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PLG's Kinsley project has some of the better grades I've seen in Nevada in recent memory." (9/10/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PVG's Brucejack site should perform well." (9/10/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"Drill results released since P acquired the Black Fox asset suggest that the resource will grow." (9/10/14) Primero Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"SAS has been working toward getting the Taylor mine up and running." (9/10/14) St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"We came away confident from a trip to PVG's Brucejack project." (8/25/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG's Hardrock project is taking shape." (8/19/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AR is moving forward along a dual permitting path for San Antonio." (8/15/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"CNL's drilling at Buritica returns consistent, good results." (7/29/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"CNL has hit multiple gold veins at Buritica with grades and thicknesses better than estimates." (7/29/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's Valley Porphyry shows potential for continued resource growth." (7/23/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We view PLG's drill results as positive; they highlight the potential for continued resource growth at TV Tower." (7/22/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Phase 1 of AKG's Asanko gold mine is fully financed for construction." (7/18/14) Asanko Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The drill results at AR's San Agustin are encouraging." (7/16/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"P has low cash costs, a strong balance sheet and a seasoned management team." (7/10/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG's Indicated resource at Hardrock increased by 69%." (7/9/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Robust Brucejack economics could position PVG as a takeout candidate." (6/26/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"In buying Cadillac, PLG is taking advantage of a challenging market." (6/16/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG has discovered a new copper-gold porphyry system at TV Tower; the initial intersection is promising." (6/13/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We expect PLG's Kinsley will take the center stage during 2014." (6/5/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"With a strong balance sheet and potential to unlock further value at Buriticß, CNL remains a top pick." (5/14/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We continue to favor CNL for its strong balance sheet and high-grade deposit." (5/13/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"P's Q1/14 is another quarter of strong operational performance." (5/9/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AR is an emerging gold producer with lower cash-cost operations." (5/7/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AR is an emerging gold producer with lower cash-cost operations." (5/7/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Drilling at PLG's Kinsley Mountain continues to return strong grades." (4/24/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PVG's Valley of the Kings zone will generate both interest in the company and working capital." (4/17/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We are reinstating coverage on PLG upon the closing of its $20M financing." (4/7/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We are reinstating coverage on P following the shares offering." (3/28/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"In Q4/13, AR generated operating cash flow of $9.3M." (3/26/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"FNV has lots of cash on its balance sheet to make acquisitions." (3/26/14) Franco-Nevada Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"G has high-quality, high-grade cornerstone assets that generate a large amount of cash flow." (3/26/14) Goldcorp Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"P remains one of the lower-cost producers in the space." (3/26/14) Primero Mining Corp. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"AR has an attractive low-cost profile." (3/26/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"Drill results from PG's Cove project in Nevada are looking particularly interesting." (3/26/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"I expect CNL's updated resource estimate for the Buriticß project will show growth in total resources." (3/26/14) Continental Gold Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"In the junior nonproducer space, my top picks include PVG." (3/26/14) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PLG's drill holes have very good grades and breadth." (3/26/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"New assays form PLG's Kinsley could increase the upside potential of the project's resources." (2/27/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"With P's San Dimas expansion near completion, capital spending in 2014 is set to fall." (2/14/14) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG's Hardrock PEA shows an internal rate of return of 19%." (1/29/14) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG revealed the presence of supergene copper mineralization at K2." (1/23/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AR produced 28,648 oz Au eq in Q4/13." (1/21/14) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"New results show resource expansion potential at PLG's TV Tower." (1/10/14) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"ANV's amended credit facility will provide sufficient near-term liquidity." (1/2/14) Allied Nevada Gold Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"AR's plan for a smaller Magino project will reduce capex." (12/19/13) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The acquisition of Brigus meaningfully increases P's production profile." (12/17/13) Primero Mining Corp. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The total ounces produced at Brucejack have met PVG's estimate." (11/25/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG has hit its highest-grade intercept to date at Kinsley Mountain." (11/18/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We are increasing our price target and rating for AR." (11/13/13) Argonaut Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's results at Kayali add to TV Tower's long-term growth potential." (11/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG's updated resource estimate for Hardrock showed modest growth." (10/31/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The Kayali and Karaayi targets at PLG's TV Tower now show contiguity." (10/22/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's drilling has defined new silver and gold oxide zones." (10/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PVG's recent underground drill highlights include 1,622 g/t Au over 6.25m in hole VU-168." (9/10/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The silver zone at PLG's KCD target extends 100m and remains open to the north." (9/10/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG received approval of the plan of operations permit for the Kinsley Mountain project." (9/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's drill results from the TV Tower project show extension of the gold zone and high-grade intercepts." (7/23/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Drill results from PG's Cove project were very compelling." (6/28/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"ORE's BomborÚ resource update showed an expansion in the amount of oxide ounces, which improves the economics." (6/28/13) Orezone Gold Corporation - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"The prospect for a significant resource to be defined at PVG's TV Tower in the near term, and then expanded over time, is quite likely." (6/28/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PG is about to complete the PEA for its Hardrock project, a high-grade resource with expansion potential." (6/28/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"PVG's bulk sample could show that Brucejack may be one of Canada's highest-grade mines." (6/28/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Jeff Killeen Moreá>

"We are more confident that bulk mining at PVG's Brucejack project is feasible." (6/26/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PG represents a compelling investment at current levels." (5/22/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's projects in Turkey show a marked improvement." (5/7/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We are encouraged that ORE's resources continue to show consistency in being upgraded to higher confidence categories." (5/1/13) Orezone Gold Corporation - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG released encouraging drill results from TV Tower's KCD target." (3/19/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Average grade for TV Tower's silver-only zone is about 59.5 g/t Ag." (2/28/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"Positive for PG is Goldcorp's Broulan Reef acquisition." (2/27/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG found a significant additional Ag zone at TV Tower." (2/4/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We see the results of PLG's drill program at TV Tower as positive." (1/29/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"GCU is undervalued at this time." (1/17/13) Gold Canyon Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"We believe significant upside remains in PG shares." (1/11/13) Premier Gold Mines Ltd. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"PLG's TV Tower showed impressive highlights, such as 14.9 g/t gold." (1/10/13) Pilot Gold Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

"The high-grade nature of PVG's Brucejack resources warrants a premium to non-producer peers." (1/9/13) Pretium Resources Inc. - Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets Moreá>

fewer comments


Due to permission requirements, not all quotes are shown.